Knife Rights Founder and Chairman Doug Ritter was given the 2012 Bill of Rights Award by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms on September 29, at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Orlando, Florida. The unexpected honor was presented by CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.

Gottlieb said, “Doug Ritter’s pioneering efforts in defense of our Second Amendment knife rights are making a real difference, as out of control government bureaucrats in places like New York City are discovering. After seeing other countries demonize knives and severely restrict citizens’ rights, Doug had the foresight to found Knife Rights now, to prevent that from happening here. This award is given in recognition and appreciation of Doug’s passionate and tireless efforts pursuing an aggressive agenda of litigation and legislation in an arena that he has popularized as the Second Front in Defense of our Second Amendment.”

Ritter said, “I am deeply honored to receive this award. Our work would not be possible without the strong support of many individuals and organizations. This award belongs equally to all those who have provided financial, legislative and personal support, with special appreciation for my wife, Sue, without whom none of this would be possible.”

The Award acknowledges Ritter’s “powerful public defense of the constitutionally-protected…fundamental right to keep and bear arms…”

Ritter also spoke on the GRPC “Many Faces of the Second Amendment” panel where he reviewed the progress Knife Rights has made and where the organization is headed in the year ahead:

http://www.KnifeRights.org/2012_GRPC_Doug_Ritter.mp3

Image courtesy Knife Rights

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